Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Unemployment Fraud Fiction

Unfortunately in the world of fraud, much of the time, we seem to find ''a lot'' of fraud, and ''a little'' prosecution. Good news? That's not the case in today's Fraud of the Day from WSPA News. As June came to an end, the heat...

Wiping Out Widespread Food Stamp Fraud

According to an article posted on TurnTo10.com, one out of every 20 food stamp transactions is fraudulent. This statistic supports the idea that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud is a widespread problem. The story details the criminal acts of one corrupt...

Triple-Dipping

When you think of triple-dipping, perhaps ice cream cones with your favorite flavors come to mind. A Chicago Tribune story tells about how a man triple-dipped by stealing unemployment benefits from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RI-DLT) while working two other...

Not Who She Appears to Be

Medicaid is a federal healthcare program that is meant to aid those with limited income and resources. Over 70 million Americans are currently covered by Medicaid. Low-income families, pregnant women, children, and individuals with disabilities are just a few of the groups qualified to...

Kind of Guilty

When a defendant in a criminal prosecution enters a plea of ''nolo contendere,'' they are essentially accepting their conviction, but they don't officially admit guilt. This is usually done to prevent being pursued in a future civil suit for monetary damages. (It's kind of...

Some Fraudsters Never Learn

There are people who make mistakes, but learn from them. Then there are fraudsters, who sometimes repeatedly commit the same illegal acts, but never learn that they will eventually be caught and prosecuted...again and again. One repeat offender from Rhode Island didn't learn from her...

Seeing Clearly

There are people who love to create a haze around their fraudulent acts so that government officials can't see what is going on. A Rhode Island woman tried to hide behind the state 's unemployment benefits voice response system and failed to provide accurate...

Gambling with Others’ Futures

A Rhode Island resident has been convicted of Medicaid fraud and ordered to pay $21,797.61 in restitution to the state of Rhode Island. Brian Mooney pleaded no contest in Kent County Superior Court to one count of Medicaid fraud and seven counts of exploitation...

Coping

Throughout life we all encounter difficult situations that require a certain amount of time to cope with said situation. People find many different coping mechanisms. Some prefer physical activity, such as walking/running, some prefer to talk to someone such as a therapist and others...

Driving Away with Fraud

Each state has a program that provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. A man in Rhode Island collected more than $15,000 in benefits he did not deserve while simultaneously working multiple jobs. (That would definitely...
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